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Poster: kirstenanne Date: Jul 24, 2008 7:31am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: PLEASE DELETE

I'm sorry, but I'm finding the process of getting my archives removed to be frustrating and confusing - and obviously not very easy. Can you please provide clear instructions on how I can do this? I see I can contact "site owners" to request it. May I please have the "site owners" e-mail address so that I may request it directly through them?

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Poster: kustota Date: Jul 24, 2008 8:09am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: PLEASE DELETE

if you still have access to your site (i've seen that it is just empty now) you should place robots.txt there and then submit your site for reindexing (http://pages.alexa.com/help/webmasters/index.html#crawl_site). then your site will be automatically excluded from wayback machine and you will be able to shut it down.
if this is still not clear, read this carefully:
http://www.archive.org/about/exclude.php

This post was modified by kustota on 2008-07-24 15:09:16

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Poster: kirstenanne Date: Jul 24, 2008 8:40am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: PLEASE DELETE

I put the robots.txt file up. How long until my archives are deleted? I'm not worried about future archiving, as I'm canceling my domain.

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Poster: kustota Date: Jul 24, 2008 9:53am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: PLEASE DELETE

after you put up robots.txt, you should submit your site for reindexing (see my previous post), otherwise it wouldn't disappear from web archives. after you submit, archived pages must disappear within a day.

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Poster: kirstenanne Date: Jul 24, 2008 10:04am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: PLEASE DELETE

By submitting my site for reindexing, are you referring to the form that I can fill out to have Alexa crawl my site? If not, please clarify.

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Poster: kustota Date: Jul 24, 2008 10:06am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: PLEASE DELETE

exactly that. when alexa sees robots.txt, all archived pages will disappear.

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Poster: kirstenanne Date: Jul 24, 2008 10:07am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: PLEASE DELETE

Thank you for the useful information. How long does it typically take for the files to be deleted?

Also, once my hosting and domain cancel, will the archived files stay deleted?

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Poster: kustota Date: Jul 24, 2008 10:12am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: PLEASE DELETE

i guess it would take about a day for archives to disappear.

after you take down your domain, no archived pages should appear.

This post was modified by kustota on 2008-07-24 17:12:54

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